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Comprehending Columbine, Ralph W. Larkin

Label
Comprehending Columbine
Title
Comprehending Columbine
Statement of responsibility
Ralph W. Larkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On April 20, 1999, two Colorado teenagers went on a shooting rampage at Columbine High School. That day, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed twelve fellow students and a teacher, as well as wounding twenty-four other people, before they killed themselves. Although there have been other books written about the tragedy, this is the first serious, impartial investigation into the cultural, environmental, and psychological causes of the massacre. Based on first-hand interviews and a thorough reading of the relevant literature, Ralph Larkin examines the numerous factors that led the two young men to plan and carry out their deed. For Harris and Klebold, Larkin concludes, the carnage was an act of revenge against the "jocks" who had harassed and humiliated them, retribution against evangelical students who acted as if they were morally superior, an acting out of the mythology of right-wing paramilitary organization members to "die in a blaze of glory," and a deep desire for notoriety. Rather than simply looking at Columbine as a crucible for all school violence, Larkin places the tragedy in its proper context, and in doing so, examines its causes and meaning. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larkin, Ralph W.
Dewey number
373.17/820978882
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3013.33.C6
LC item number
L37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbine High School (Littleton, Colo.)
  • School violence
  • Columbine High School Massacre, Littleton, Colo., 1999
Label
Comprehending Columbine, Ralph W. Larkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-248) and index
Contents
Armageddon (well, almost) -- God's country -- Cultural wars at Columbine -- The peer structure of Columbine High -- The other Columbine -- Eric and Dylan -- From Oklahoma City to Columbine -- Dead celebrities -- Give peace a chance -- Methodological appendix
Control code
ocm70174927
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9781592134915
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006020365
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70174927
Label
Comprehending Columbine, Ralph W. Larkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-248) and index
Contents
Armageddon (well, almost) -- God's country -- Cultural wars at Columbine -- The peer structure of Columbine High -- The other Columbine -- Eric and Dylan -- From Oklahoma City to Columbine -- Dead celebrities -- Give peace a chance -- Methodological appendix
Control code
ocm70174927
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
253 p.
Isbn
9781592134915
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006020365
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70174927

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